Nov 7, 2017

Yangon counts on sister city Fukuoka in fight against flooding

As Yangon marks the first anniversary of its sister city relationship with the city of Fukuoka, Myanmar's commercial capital is eager to access Japan's expertise to address key issues — including constant flooding. To mark the relationship, Yangon recently hosted a festival at a shopping ...

Fukuoka street stall offers a du jour taste of Europe

Sep 16, 2017

Fukuoka street stall offers a du jour taste of Europe

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Every evening at around 5:30 p.m. in Fukuoka, a curious transformation takes place along the city's main boulevards. Out of secluded parking lots and closed-off garages, wooden food carts emerge, pulled through the streets by their owners to selected locations across the city. Nakasu, Nagahama, ...

Bodies of father and son wash up on Fukuoka beach

Aug 12, 2017

Bodies of father and son wash up on Fukuoka beach

The bodies of a father and his 7-year-old son were found Saturday at a beach in Fukuoka Prefecture after they were swept out to sea with another boy and their would-be rescuer a day earlier, police said. The bodies of Katsuhiro Ono, 36, and his ...